Yet another good entry level upright exercise bike model to go with, the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike comes with a pretty good magnetic resistance system that is adjustable, it has a nice display, a good seat, and of course, the frame folds down for easy storage too.
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The Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike does have a decent number of features that you might like, so let’s look into those right now.
- Folding frame for easy storage
- Small, lightweight, and compact
- Good display with heart rate monitoring (in the handlebars)
- Decent fitness tracking
- Padded seat and handlebars – seat is adjustable
- 220-pound weight limit
- 14 gauge steel frame
- Pedals are counterbalanced and feature straps
- Various levels of magnetic resistance
Dimensions & Weight
The Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike is one of the smaller, lighter, and more compact upright exercise bikes around no doubt. There is of course also the fact that it can easily fold down into a neat and compact package for easy storage. The Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike comes in at around 30 pounds, making it one of the lightest models out there.
- Length: 27 inches
- Width: 17 inches
- Height: 44 inches
- Weight: 32 pounds
This model comes with a 30-day warranty, which is obviously not that great. However, you can purchase an extended warranty for an extra cost.
Thankfully the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike is quite easy to assemble. There are only a handful of bigger parts to put together because much of it comes assembled in the box when it arrives. There is only a little bit of assembly required, it comes with all of the parts and tools required to complete the job, and the instructions are fairly straightforward too. It should take you no more than 45 minutes to complete assembly, even less if you have a helping hand. If you don’t want to assemble it yourself, you can always choose the expert in-home assembly for an additional cost.
What We Like About The Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike
There are a few features of the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike which we do like quite a bit, so let’s take a closer in depth look at them.
One of the things that we do really like about the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike is that it is very compact and lightweight. Anybody who needs an upright exercise bike that is easy to move around and won’t take up too much space will be wise to consider the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike. There is also the fact that the frame can fold down to a compact size for easy storage.
Another thing that we like about the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike is that the frame is made out of 14 gauge steel. This makes this particular upright exercise bike extremely durable. The legs and feet are also fairly long, making the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike quite stable and comfortable to ride. It is ideal for anyone who weighs under 220 pounds.
Something else that we like about the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike is that it comes with a reliable magnetic resistance system. This makes this upright bike very smooth, quiet, and it provides you with constant and reliable resistance. The magnetic resistance level can be easily adjusted with the tension dial for quick changes.
Yet another thing that we like about the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike is that it comes with a decent LCD display. The computer shows you fitness metrics such as time, speed, distance, calories, and more. On that same note, the handlebars feature a touch heartbeat sensor, which then displays your heartbeat on the computer screen.
Moreover, the seat and handlebars on the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike are both built for comfort. Both the seat and handlebars are very well-padded for softness and to prevent painful hands and a sore behind. The seat itself is adjustable in terms of its height to suit users of various sizes. Also, the pedals on this model have a good grip pattern on them, they are large, and come with straps too, all things which help increase the user friendliness of the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike.
What We Don’t Like About The Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike
There are a couple of minor things which we do not like about the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike, so let’s just mention those real quick.
We don’t like how the levels of resistance on the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike are undefined. Nowhere does it state exactly how many levels of resistance this bike features.
Another thing which could be better about the Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike is the user weight capacity. While this bike does have a strong 14 gauge steel frame, it won’t be able to handle any user above 220 pounds in weight.
Alternatives To The Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike
To give you a bit of a reference point, let’s talk about some of the other great entry level upright exercise bike models available today.
This is one of the most highly rated entry level bikes on the market today. It is only a teeny bit more expensive than the Xspec and it has some great features too. The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike comes with 8 levels of magnetic resistance, plus it has a 3 piece crank system and a great precision balanced flywheel. While the Xspec does have magnetic resistance, the components don’t have quite the same quality as those of the Exerpeutic. Moreover, both models can fold down to a compact size for convenience and both models have great pedals too. Also, both models have a well-padded and oversized seat for your comfort. That being said, the Exerpeutic does have a much higher user weight capacity.
Yet another good alternative is the Body Rider BRF700. One of the main differences here is that the Body Rider uses fan resistance, while the Xspec uses magnetic resistance. Both types of resistance work just fine, but magnetic resistance can provide you with a harder challenge, plus it is more constant, reliable, and much quieter too. The Body Rider cannot fold down into a small package like the Xspec can, but on the other hand, it does have a higher user weight limit, plus it has awesome motion handlebars too. Both models are great to consider if you need a light or moderate cardio workout.
Final Thoughts On The Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike
The Xspec Foldable Upright Exercise Bike is a perfectly fine entry level model to consider. It comes with great magnetic resistance, it is fairly strong and durable, has a good computer display with heart rate monitoring capabilities, and more. This is a comfortable and compact upright exercise bike to go with, one that will provide beginners and people with moderate fitness levels with a great cardio workout on a daily basis.